Highlights of this day in history: US embassies bombed in E. Africa; Congress OKs powers to expand the Vietnam War; The Battle of Guadalcanal begins; Kon-Tiki ends its journey; Comedy icon Oliver Hardy and news anchor Peter Jennings die.

On August 7th 1998 a car bomb exploded near the US embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. Immediately following the event, a decision was made by the Prime Minister and the Minister of Security to dispatch to Kenya a search and rescue mission headed by the HFC S&R experts.